He again defeats Isner in final.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Mardy Fish made it back-to-back titles at the Atlanta Tennis Championships by defeating fellow American and friend John Isner on Sunday at Racquet Club of the South in Peachtree Corners. The two met in last year’s final with a similar result: Fish winning in three sets. Just as it happened last year, Isner jumped out to an early lead. He won the first set 6-3 and was up an early break in the second set. Fish fought his way back into the set and forced a tiebreak, but it still seemed that the momentum on Isner’s side, and the Georgia faithful were cheering on their former four-time All-American. Fish went down 5-1 in the tiebreak, and was forced to save two championship points before coming back to win the tiebreak 9-7. He credited his …
In another match, India's Somdev Devvarma
prevailed over American Ryan Sweeting at the ATP World Tour event held this week at Peachtree Corners' Racquet Club of the South.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, the first day of the Atlanta Tennis Championships brought together former World No. 4 James Blake and Latvian Ernest Gulbis, an ATP World Tour champion last year. In the featured match played on center court Blake dropped the first set leaving the veteran from the USA down 4-0 in the second-set tiebreak, but then he reeled off the next seven out of eight points to force the third set. With Blake up a break, rain forced an hour-and-18-minute weather delay. After the players returned to the court, Blake won the next three games to take the match 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-2. During the match, Blake saved 17 of 20 break points, including all nine in the third set. The biggest battle of the day came on court one, with American Ryan Sweeting …